Sunday, September 2, 2018

Hazel is gone

Hazel died a few months ago from bladder sludge. Something a rabbit can recover from, but the veternarian we took her to failed to give her proper treatment. (Rabbit care here in Florida is horrible. I have been to 4 vets and have yet to find someone that know's what they are doing.) By the time I got advice online it was too late. Hazel had died at home. I feel horrible that we failed her, and that we were not with her in the end. 

Hazel was a super cute lionhead lop. She belonged to the husband. He always said she was like a doggie. Before we moved to Florida, Hazel lived in our living room. She loved digging in her litterbox, and ran laps around the couch. We had her for 6 or 7 years, and was maybe 2 years old when we got her. She had 2 previous owners that kept her in a small cage. With us she had a lot of freedom and love. We miss her so.

Meadow is gone

Two years ago we moved from Washington to Florida. We brought 5 rabbits with us across the country. 5 was all we could fit in the car, and most hotel rooms.  It was the most stressful thing I have ever done. We all made it fine.

Meadow had been diagnosed with thymoma months before we moved.  When moving plans were being worked on I was thinking that Meadow would not be able to make the journey, and I had a wonderful bunny person that was willing to take her. But Meadow was doing well, she had already lived longer than JT did with thymoma. So I took her on a few car rides to see how she did. The car rides went well, so I decided to take her with us across the country. I'm glad I did.

Meadow bonded to me after JT died. I spent every minute I could with her and I was with her when she took her last breath. She had a wonderful bunny personality and was very brave. She always loved jumping up on things. There was a short time where she lived in our guest bathroom, her favorite place was on top of the bathroom counter, and loved to push everything off the counter, much like a cat. She also lived in our office, where I would find her on top of the desk, eating all the paper she could find.

Meadow and her babies were our first fosters. Though my time volunteering at the Humane Society proved to be a sad and disapointing experience, I'm glad I was able to save a few rabbits during my time there.

Meadow died 5/18/2017.

JT and Meadow are together again. I miss them so much.